We cover all aspects of Performance, stagecraft, mindset, confidence and well-being in our various Masterclasses. We can also tailor Masterclasses to your group's needs, so please don't hesitate to get in contact with us if there's something you haven't seen included below.
1. DEVELOPING A PERFORMERS MINDSET
This session will be based on the importance of developing a performers mindset, and how best to become mentally prepared for a performance using various techniques and approaches which you can step into before you perform, so that you are able to let go of your fears, focus on your role, and enjoy your performance whilst accessing your best performer self. You will learn to recognise when your inner critic is in play and how to step away from it once you know how. And you will also begin to understand why enjoying your craft is crucial to raising your confidence levels and having a successful performance.
2. HOW TO TAKE CONTROL OF THE STAGE AND CAPTIVATE YOUR AUDIENCE
In this session you will learn how to take control of the stage and the reasons why the power of body language and eye contact have such an effect on your audience and fans. You will also learn how one simple technique can connect you with your audience and captivate them in a way which will make them want to come back to your shows time and time again.
3. HOW TO STOP COMPARING YOURSELF TO OTHERS AND FOCUS ON YOUR OWN VISION
In this session you will be encouraged to focus on your creative individuality rather than comparing yourself to others. You will begin to learn why focusing on others can often hold back your individual progress, drain your time and energy, and affect your productivity. We will look at ways in which you can start to overcome this whilst finding confidence in yourself, your projects and your own creative vision. You will also be invited to share your experiences and take part in a Q&A at the end of the session.
4. HOW PERFORMERS CAN LEARN TO OVERCOME SELF-DOUBT, SELF-SABOTAGE AND THE NEGATIVE INNER CRITIC
In this session we will look at various techniques to counteract or silence the inner critic, which can often hold us back, making room for a more positive outlook towards performance. You will learn ways in which to reinforce positive statements rather than negative ones, enabling you to take complete responsibility for your own performance potential whilst overcoming your performance blocks.
5. YOUR ROLE AS A PERFORMER
In this session we will look at your role as a performer and all the various elements it takes to make you the best that you and your performance can be. We will begin to look at various techniques to combat your fears of performance whilst learning tips on how to develop more confidence on and off stage and gaining an insight as to why we behave like we do and what we can do to overcome it. We will look at your role as a performer and all the various elements it takes to make you the best that you and your performance can be. We will also look at the things holding you back and how letting go of them might not be as scary as you think. You will learn how to climb into your performance, so you can have the impact you desire when performing on stage or online to your audience.
6. DEVELOPING STAGE CRAFT AND STAGE PRESENCE
In this masterclass the participants are encouraged to take part in a series of practical exercises designed to develop their stage craft and stage presence. These exercises will help them to overcome their blocks around live performance, supporting them in facing the fears that are holding them back from becoming their best performer selves.
7. HOW TO BECOME A MORE CONFIDENT PERFORMER
In this session we will begin to look at techniques to combat your fears of performance whilst learning tips on how to develop more confidence on and off stage and gaining an insight as to why we behave like we do and what we can do to overcome it.
8. WELL-BEING VS LIFE AND CAREER BALANCE FOR PERFORMERS, PRODUCERS, DJ'S AND CREATIVES
This Masterclass will focus on the importance of your well-being as a musician and the steps you can take to nurture and support yourself creatively and emotionally. We will look at performance preparation, mindset techniques, coping strategies and recognising self-sabotage and the reasons behind it. You will learn how to show up for yourself, learning when to rest and when to work, creating balance in your life so that you can be your best self when creating or performing online or onstage. You will also be invited to share your experiences.
9. STEPPING OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE TO MASTER YOUR PERFORMANCES
In this Masterclass you will learn about the benefits of stepping out of 'The Zone’ however difficult it may feel, and how taking that leap will enable you to move forwards more easily towards your creative goals, accessing more opportunities and possibilities, enabling you to step into your full performance potential, whilst learning to let go of what is holding you back and why.
10. THE IMPORTANCE OF IMPROVISATION & ITS POSITIVE EFFECT ON PERFORMER CONFIDENCE
In this Masterclass you will learn about the importance of having and learning improvisation skills and why they will enhance you as a performer. Improvisation or even ‘jamming’ isn’t something that’s usually classed as a skill. More often it’s known as something that musicians do when they want to connect via music and have fun. The importance of the role of improvisation and the beneficial effects it can have on a performer’s confidence, and an audience’s perception of a show is huge, and often understated. In this Masterclass Lucie will talk about the benefits of practicing improvisation, the vital role it plays in a performer’s career, the confidence which can be gained from it and the positive impact it’s had on her own 25 year career.
11. CLOSING CIRCLES - HOW TO FINISH PROJECTS AND OVERCOME THE PRODUCER/ ARTIST/ CREATIVE BLOCK
In this Masterclass Lucie Burns aka Lazy Hammock, will give you insight into how she completed and released 10 albums, 4 EP's, 5 singles and multiple collaborations . This session will help you understand the process of starting and completing tracks/projects and how to overcome some of the blocks that often stop us from meeting our deadlines. Lucie will give you techniques to support you in overcoming your blocks, explain the importance of finishing what you've started, and give you the reasons behind how completion of projects, impacts your self confidence. She will also answer questions about how to overcome many of the challenges that you as a producer, artist or musician may face, including comparing yourself to others, feeling that your music isn't good enough, never feeling ready to release, and striving for perfection. This is the Masterclass to pick if you feel you could do with some motivation to kick-start yourself into finishing your projects. This Masterclass is aimed at any creative who has blocks holding them back when aiming to complete projects.